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    Reflecting on 2018 and Looking Ahead to 2019

    It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by. 2018 was a very long and difficult year for me, but now that it’s over, I can look back on it with appreciation. It was filled with many ups and downs, but I learned a lot, and for that I am grateful. Some things I learned this past year: I need to stop pushing myself more than I can handle. I had some serious mental health issues this year because of pressure from school and pressure that I’ve put on myself, and it made me realize that I need to stop trying to be a perfect student and prioritize my…

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    The Struggles (and Benefits) of Adult Friendships

    Everyone tells you that you will not keep in touch with your high school friends after graduation and that you will meet your best friends in university, but I don’t believe that either one of these statements is entirely true. I do admit that adult friendships are completely different from high school friendships. Making friends is much more difficult in university, because many students don’t want to put the time or effort into maintaining friendships. Friends can therefore be disposable in university, as people can keep them when they’re convenient and discard them when they’re not. I think the rationale behind this is that busy students don’t want to waste…